BID Needham in Top 3% of Hospitals

Date: December 09, 2005

BIDMC Contact: Margaret Pantridge
Phone: 781-453-3891

To our neighbors in Needham and surrounding towns: We know that the Beth Israel Deaconess hospital-Needham staff performs above and beyond what's expected...that patient care throughout the hospital is of the highest quality. Now the nation's premier accrediting body in health care has added an exclamation point. In October, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) inspected BID-Needham. They spoke to patients, physicians, nurses, technicians and volunteers. They looked at protocols, data, facilities and safety…thoroughly and in great detail. The results: We achieved a 100% rating for National Patient Safety Goals. We met every single one of JCAHO's 500 standards of performance. JCAHO surveyed more than 1,000 hospitals during the first 10 months of 2005. Only 3% achieved this position of excellence- and BID-Needham is one! In 2004, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was another. Whether you need emergency care, in- or out-patient treatment or want to attend one of our community education classes, you can be confident that BID-Needham provides the very best in health care-close to your home. To the physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham: This message is to publicly thank all of you for the exceptional work you do…every hour of every day of every year. One superb hospital. Jeffrey H. Liebman President and CEO Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham